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  •  I'm not sure the comparison is fair... (2+ / 0-)
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    Land of Enchantment, ambeeeant

    I agree with what you're saying on the whole - this type of mining is inherently destructive and should simply be outlawed.

    However, the implicit comparison to Iranian protestors, who are not only arrested but savagely beaten and even killed, to people being orderly arrested for civil disobedience (which is to say, they intended to be arrested) is just too much.  Some perspective is in order.  These protestors aren't languishing in Evin with their families not even knowing if they're arrested.  They're not being shot and then being charged a $3,000 "bullet fee."  They're orderly processed and released.  The more I think abut it, the more outrageous this false equivalency is.

    From your post, I can't immediately tell who wrote the blockquoted letter, but they do a disservice to themselves and their issue by making this ridiculous comparison.

    "What Washington needs is adult supervision" - Barack Obama

    by auron renouille on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 08:48:59 AM PDT

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